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Senator Mitt Romney held a town hall meeting in Vernal on Tuesday and beforehand made a stop in the NewsTalk KVEL radio studio for an interview on topics of local significance. On the topic of public lands Romney explained that he would like to see the state get control of all federal lands with few exceptions.
Having access to a variety of wildlife is one of the bonuses being so close to so many state parks and a national monument. Dinosaur National Monument recently posted beautiful pictures online of a moose and her calf visiting Rainbow Park. If you happen to run across a moose in your outdoor adventures here are some tips on being safe.
Every attitude and personal motto of providing excellent customer service enhances our community and in turn our lives. We thank Lexie Thacker, the new recipient of the DinoSOAR customer service award. Lexi was awarded during the Vernal Chamber luncheon where it was described that she sets a personal standard of customer service by ensuring that people have the best experience possible by putting herself in her customers shoes in whatever she does.
Progress is being made on the Avintaquin Ridge Fire burning in a remote area of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. According to the BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire-Uintah & Ouray Agency, accurate mapping shows the entire fire area to now be at 111 acres and as of Sunday evening, the fire was considered 80 percent contained.
The goal for the Hotel Vernal Haunt was to have fun, bring people downtown, connect the community, create a safe place for teens and others to celebrate the season and raise funds for local charities. For the 2018 Haunt, 63 businesses provided donations or in-kind services that contributed to the Haunt. There was an average of 80 volunteers a night to run the experience with over 260 volunteers who were involved in design, construction, make-up, acting, security, and organization during and before the haunt.
Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce announced that the Holly Fair will be Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd this year. It should be a great event but vendors interested in showcasing their products should know a couple of things.
Cancer is a disease that takes a tremendous toll on individuals and families. Being a rural location can add excessive burdens of travel and expense in that battle. Uintah Basin Healthcare has recently announced the Cancer Care and Infusion Services, a new offering that could make treatment a little easier for local families affected by cancer. At the heart of the Cancer Care and Infusion Services is a new TeleHealth partnership with Intermountain Healthcare.
Impairment is suspected as a factor in a motorcycle crash that took place Saturday on SR-191 about 14 miles north of Vernal. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a motorcycle with a single rider was traveling southbound at about 4:54pm near milepost 369 when the rider lost control and crashed.
A day of water fun ended in tragedy on Saturday afternoon. According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, a 9-1-1 call came in at about 3:30pm from a woman reporting that her 15-year-old nephew had gone under the water at Strawberry Reservoir and did not resurface.
Work is progressing on the Highway 40 Strawberry Valley construction but travelers can plan on continued delays. The 17 mile route from Daniels Summit at MP 34 to Soldier Creek at MP 52 will continue to have intermittent areas of construction with up to 15 minute delays. Speeds are reduced and there are single lane restrictions with pilot cars directing traffic. Crews are continuing work on the wildlife crossing at MP 34.5.
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“NO BLING” Open Ranch Horse judged schooling show Sat, Aug 10, 2019. For all ages. There will be three English classes also. Sign up 9-9:45 a.m.
Show starts at 10 a.m. Western Park outdoor arena, Vernal, UT Hosted by Rising Star Riders Saddle Club. Info: 435-789-3696
Come stargaze with us and make a comet with 4-H and Duchesne County LibrariesJune 12, 2019 at 6:00 PMat the Duchesne Elementary Gymnasium for an unforgettable evening in the USU Mobile StarLab! This is a community event, everyone is welcome!
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Fishing with The Fox winner Payton Norman. Congratulations to Payton Norman who caught her very first fish at Duchesne Counties Lower Stillwater. This was a bonus fish as it was tagged with a pink Fishing with the Fox tag! Payton is now eligible to win some summer fun prizes courtesy of Basin Sports to be given away during the final performance of Alive After Five, 6:00 p.m. Thursday August 15th on the Uintah County Library Lawn.
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